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These are other sites EVO uses, and several helpful tools, tutorials, templates, etc. 


Don't forget to check out Tips on Moderating Sessions, which includes comments on "certificates."




Acronyms We Use


Useful acronyms - a technology glossary



Chat Tools


Chat Tools - directions for using our chat venues



EV Fair and Sample Letter for Funding


EV Fair Submission - updated and submitted for 2012-13.

-->This page also has a sample letter to help potential presenters get funding.



Letter to Sponsor


Letter to a Sponsor + Follow-up - you will need to find a sponsor in TESOL--an IS or other member group--you can use this as a model






We'd like every session to develop its own distinctive logo (see Logo Makers for some ideas). You are welcome to use the EVO logo (above right) as well, but only in combination with your own. (Right-click on a PC or Control-click on a Mac to copy the EVO image to your own desktop.) However, the TESOL logo is restricted in use and probably should not be used on individual session pages. Here is the response we got from TESOL Central Office when queried about their logo:


The TESOL logo is a registered trademark and its use is restricted. The TESOL logo may not be used on members' or nonmembers' letterhead, business cards, brochures, advertisements, flyers, direct mail pieces, reports, books, handouts, Web sites, PowerPoint presentations, or other items used to identify an organization.


Here's the full link to Permissions FAQs: www.tesol.org/read-and-publish/rights-and-permissions/permissions-faqs




Useful Online Tools


Logo makers + Image sites


          Twitter how-to video - make a hashtag and use Tweets, Tweme, and TweetChat to publicize your session and connect with participants.

Use the >Search bar to find our #2012EVO. Use Tweetgrid.com to follow all the EVO tweets.

Time and Date - has several useful tools for keeping track of time differences; sign on and use the Personal Meeting Planner for setting up live chats


TUTORIALS - Web tools we use - links to help files and video tutorials


SurveyMonkey - one of the best survey-maker tools; free up to 10 questions, with a wide variety of response-types possible.


Google Docs/Spreadsheets has a great deal of flexibility, and can be used for a survey and embedded in a Web page, but may not be as easy for beginners to use at first. [Further info from users is welcome!]



Using Other Groups


OTHER GROUPS - Google+ vs. Yahoo Groups - and other alternatives  





How to make a wiki with PBWorks

Russell Stannard shows in an instructional video how to sign up and create 3 types of wikis using PBWorks, which EVO finds highly useful.


Wiki Help - How to use wikis, which are useful for quickly creating a Website for your session


50 Ways to Use Wikis for a More Collaborative and Interactive Classroom (RT @russeltarr)

"Wikis are an exceptionally useful tool for getting students more involved in curriculum. They’re often appealing and fun for students to use, while at the same time ideal for encouraging participation, collaboration, and interaction. Read on to see how you can put wikis to work in your classroom."

Suggestions include Resource Creation, e.g., for presentations, math problems, glossary, study guides; Student Participation, e.g., for exam review, portfolios, peer editing; Group Projects, e.g., organizing ideas, tracking progjects, showing participation; Student Interaction, e.g., for collecting data, discussion of a book, creating and authoring a group story; for the Classroom, e.g., creating a FAQ, a calendar, sharing class news; Community, e.g., writing a local history or nature guide, a place for parents to see their children's work; and generally as a hub or Website, or to track progress.








100 Ways You Should Be Using Facebook in Your Classroom | Online College Tips - Online Colleges

"Facebook isn't just a great way for you to find old friends or learn about what's happening this weekend, it is also an incredible learning tool. Teachers can utilize Facebook for class projects, for enhancing communication, and for engaging students in a manner that might not be entirely possible in traditional classroom settings. Read on to learn how you can be using Facebook in your classroom, no matter if you are a professor, student, working online, or showing up in person for class."


Carla Arena's Blog post - How EVO Changed My Life


TESOL's Electronic Village Online is a project of the CALL Interest Section

last updated 22 August 2011, by E. Hanson-Smith  

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